Discussion Archive: December 2009

31 Dec 2009 - 2:26pm
6 years ago
4 replies

Good news for Visio users

It's nice to see some formal recognition of our community by the
Microsoft Visio Team.


Wireframe Shapes in Visio 2010

Visio has long been regarded by interaction designers and information
architects as an essential tool in their work.

31 Dec 2009 - 12:43pm
6 years ago
9 replies

Search Results Pagination (top & bottom?)

Can I get some thoughts on pagination at the top of search results?

I haven't done any research around it, but my opinion this morning is
that pagination should only be at the bottom of the results set,
especially when the results set is taller than the viewport.

The context of pagination, in my mind, is only relevant when you've
reached the end of the results currently shown, and you want to see
more. Also, I think they clutter the space between the search box and
the results.

Am I missing something?

Mike Caskey

31 Dec 2009 - 11:55am

JOB: Senior UI Developer, San Francisco, MTV Networks

Senior UI Developer - AddictingGames.com division of MTV Networks

Are you a dynamic, creative, User Interface Developer? Can you client
side technologies and user facing portions of our AddictingGames and
many other sites? Can you be mindful of building widgets and
functionality that can be ported to those sites? Do you also possess an
understanding of server side technology? Can you produce flawless code
and also research, plan, estimate tasks, quality assure and deploy

31 Dec 2009 - 11:13am
6 years ago
8 replies
Hugh Griffith

PINs for passwords

Out of curiousity, does any know why we aren't using PIN numbers as internet
passwords? A huge percentage of people already have a banking PIN, and
they're much easier to remember. If they're secure enough to protect our
bank accounts, why aren't they good enough for the web?

I'm sure there's a reason out there, I just haven't heard it yet. (And
Google gives me nada.)

Hugh Griffith
User Interface Designer

31 Dec 2009 - 7:36am
Himanshu Agrawal

immersive application guidelines

Hello All,
Wishing u all a very happy new year !!
Kindly suggest me some relevant links or matter to understand the guidelines

need to be followed while designing immersive applications for touch screen
devices like iPhones.

Thank You !

31 Dec 2009 - 2:08am
Himanshu Agrawal

UX Companies in Singapore

Hello All,
Can some one tell me good IA, UX companies in Singapore.


31 Dec 2009 - 12:33am
Jarod Tang

Muji's message: 'best' becomes 'enough'

Sent to you by jtang via Google Reader: Muji's message: 'best'
becomes 'enough' via Core77 on 12/29/09

Known for its understated elegance and design, Japanese 'unbrand' Muji
has shared a message on its website that is well worth the few minutes
it takes to go through the flash presentation.
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30 Dec 2009 - 10:42pm
6 years ago
15 replies
Jarod Tang

[anthrodesign] Norman replies to Nussbaum

More don's argument.
The reason is simple. People's needs come after the technologies exist. The
need for cooking came after the taming of fire (animals don't cook their
meals). The need for communication devices (telegraph, telephone, radio,
cellphone, internet, postal mail, email) came after the technologies made
them possible. People 1000 years ago did not have a need for email, or not
even for the telephone: it took the existence of technologies to make these
activities possible, which then slowly determined the need.

30 Dec 2009 - 7:33pm
6 years ago
2 replies

nomadic/cycling/research BOF at ixda10?

I'm working on a cycling-related portfolilo project and looking for
people to share notes with. If you're interested in or working on
things related to unsupported/untethered cycling, nomadic lifestyles, or
testing products where the rubber-hits-the-road, let's get together and
share notes.

also posted to crowdvine at:

J. E.

30 Dec 2009 - 4:36pm
6 years ago
1 reply
Mabel Ney

Conferences for UX of Medical Devices and EMR

Can anyone suggest a good conference focusing on usability and UX of
medical devices/electronic medical records?